Lisa Cromer, PhD

Lisa Cromer, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
Psychology
918-631-2267 Website Lorton Hall Room 309

Education

PhD – University of Oregon APA accredited Child Track Clinical Internship – SUNY Upstate Medical University MS – University of Oregon BA – University of British Columbia

Bio

Dr. Cromer’s SPARTA Lab conducts research that addresses the prevention and treatment of psychological trauma that can be experienced in response to adverse life experiences. Dr. Cromer is passionate about social justice and works to build human resilience to adversity in at-risk and disadvantaged populations. Much of Dr. Cromer’s prevention work is focused within systems. She has worked with college athletes, first generation college students, trauma-informed schools, students and student athletes transitioning to college, and military families preparing for deployment. Her expertise extends to the prevention of the intergenerational transmission of trauma and fostering healing from historical trauma. Dr. Cromer’s work is applied in the sense that she actively works to improve outcomes for the people with whom she works. Dr. Cromer’s prevention work is based in attachment, self-regulation, and empowerment.

Research Interests

Resilience to Trauma and Adversity
Nightmare treatment in children and adolescents

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate: Foundations of Psychology
Applied Sport Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Graduate: Diversity, Ethics, & Law in Clinical Psychology
Interventions

Publications

Books

  • DePrince, A, and Lisa Cromer. Exploring Dissociation: Definitions, Development, and Cognitive Correlates. Haworth Press, 2006. Print.

Journal Articles

  • An Examination of the Test-Retest Reliability of the ACE-SQ in a Sample of College Athletes. Vol. 10, Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy, 2018, pp. 559-62.
  • Cunningham, K, and L Cromer. “Attitudes About Human Trafficking: Individual Differences Related to Belief and Victim Blame.” Journal of interpersonal violence 31.2 (2016): 228–44. Print.

  • Louie*, A. D., & Cromer, L. D. (2015). A qualitative study of the honeymoon period following military deployment among families with young children. Military Behavioral Health.

  • Miller, K, and L Cromer. “Beyond Gender: Proximity to Interpersonal Trauma in Examining Differences in Believing Child Abuse Disclosures.” Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) 16.2 (2015): 211–23. Print.

  • Cunningham*, K. C., & Cromer, L. D. (2014). Attitudes about human trafficking: Individual differences relating to belief and victim blame. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.36).

  • Louie*, A. D., & Cromer, L. D. (2014). Parent-child attachment during the deployment cycle: Impact on reintegration parenting stress. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.65).

  • Cromer, L. D., & Barlow, M. R. (2013). Factors and convergent validity of the Pet Attachment and Life Impact Scale (PALS). Human Animal Interaction Bulletin, 1, 34-56. (Journal Impact Factor: Not available as of June 2014).

  • Cromer, L. D., Reynolds*, S. M., & Johnson+, M. D. (2013). Who says: “No Fair!”? What personality and an experiment in educational value tell us about perceptions of costs and benefits of research pool requirements. The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13, 134-155. (Journal Impact Factor: Not available as of June 2014).

  • Martin, C et al. “The Role of Cumulative Trauma, Betrayal, and Appraisals in Understanding Trauma Symptomatology.” Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy 52.2 (2013): 110–118. Print.

  • Fernandez, S., Cromer, L. D., *Borntrager, C. F., *Swopes, R., & Davis, J. L. (2013). A case series: Cognitive-behavioral treatment (Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy) of trauma-related nightmares experienced by children. Clinical Case Studies, 12, 39-59.

  • Barlow, M. R., Cromer, L. D., Caron+, H., & Freyd, J. J. (2012). Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 501. doi:10.1037/a0028134 (Journal Impact Factor: 1.46).

  • Gamache-Martin*, C., Cromer, L. D., DePrince, A. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2011). The role of cumulative trauma, betrayal, and appraisals in understanding trauma symptomatology. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi: 10.1037/a0025686 (Journal Impact Factor: 1.46).

  • Cromer, L, and Elana Newman. “Research Ethics in Victimization Studies: Widening the Lens.” Violence against women 17.12 (2011): 1536–48; discussion 1549–58. Print.

  • Cromer, L. D., & Goldsmith, R. E. (2010). Child sexual abuse myths: Attitudes, beliefs, and individual differences. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Special Issue: Forensic Issues and Disclosures, 19, 618-647. (Journal Impact Factor: .605).

  • Gamache-Martin*, C., Cromer, L. D., & Freyd, J. J. (2010). Teachers’ beliefs about maltreatment effects on student learning and classroom behavior. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 3, 245-254. (Journal Impact Factor: Not available as of June 2014).

  • Cromer, L, and R Goldsmith. “Child Sexual Abuse Myths: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Individual Differences.” Journal of child sexual abuse 19.6 (2010): 618–47. Print.

  • Cromer, L. D., & Freyd, J. J. (2009). Hear no evil, see no evil? Associations of gender, trauma history, and values with believing trauma vignettes. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 9, 85-96. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.64).

  • Cromer, L. D., & Smyth, J. M. (2009). Making meaning of trauma: Trauma exposure doesn’t tell the whole story. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40(2), 65-72. (Journal Impact Factor: Not available as of June 2014).

  • Cromer, L. D., & Freyd, J. J. (2007). What influences believing abuse reports? The roles of depicted memory persistence, participant gender, trauma history, and sexism. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 13-22. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.91).

  • DePrince, A. P., & Cromer, L. D. (2006). Exploring dissociation: Setting the course. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7(4), 1-6. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.72).

  • Cromer, L. D., Stevens, C. D., DePrince, A. P., & Pears, K. (2006). The relationship between executive attention and dissociation in children. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7(4), 135-153. Dr. Philip Coons served as action editor. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.72).

  • Barlow, M. R., & Cromer, L. D. (2006). Trauma-relevant characteristics in a university human subjects pool population: Gender, major, betrayal, and latency of participation. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7(2), 59-75. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.72).

  • Cromer, L. D., Freyd, J. J., Binder+, A., DePrince, A. P., & Becker-Blease, K. A. (2006). What’s the risk in asking? Participant reaction to trauma history questions compared with other personal questions. Ethics & Behavior, 16, 347-362. (Journal Impact Factor: .78)

  • DePrince, A., and L. Cromer. Introduction: Exploring Dissociation: Setting the Course. Vol. 7, Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2006, pp. 1-6.
  • Cromer, L., C. Stevens, A. DePrince, and K. Pears. The Relationship Between Executive Attention and Dissociation in Children. Vol. 7, Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2006, pp. 135-53.
  • Barlow, M., and L. Cromer. Trauma-Relevant Characteristics in a University Human Subjects Pool Population: Gender, Major, Betrayal, and Latency of Participation. Vol. 7, Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2006, pp. 59-75.
  • Middleton, W., Cromer, L. D., & Freyd, J. J. (2005). Remembering the past: Anticipating a future. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 223-233. (Journal Impact Factor: .60).

  • The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Subsequent Health Complaints in Elite Athletes. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.
  • Adverse childhood experiences predict injury status in NCAA division 1 athletes. The Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma .

  • *Kaier, E., Cromer, L., Davis, J.L., & Strunk, K. (in press). Perceptions of mental illness stigma: Comparisons of athletes to non-athlete peers. Journal of College Student Development .

  • Miles*, S. R., Cromer, L. D. & Narayan, A. (2015). Applying Equity Theory to students’ perceptions of research participation requirements. Teaching of Psychology. (Journal 5 year Impact Factor: 0.83).

  • Kaier*, E., Cromer, L. D., Johnson+, M. D., Strunk, K., & Davis, J. L. (In press). Mental illness stigma amongst college athletes: A comparison of personal and perceived public stigma. Journal of College Student Development.

  • Miller*, K. E., & Cromer, L. D. (2015). Beyond gender: Proximity to interpersonal trauma explains differences in believing child abuse disclosures. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. (Journal Impact Factor: 1.72).

Newsletters

Manuscripts

  • Kaier*, E., Cromer, L. D., Strunk, K. & Davis, J. L. (2015). Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education Study 4th Annual Report. Unpublished manuscript.

  • Kaier*, E., Cromer, L. D., Strunk, K., & Davis, J. L. (2014). Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education Study 3rd Annual Report. Unpublished manuscript.

  • Kaier*, E., Cromer, L. D., Strunk, K. & Davis, J. L. (2013). Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education Study 2nd Annual Report. Unpublished manuscript.

  • Winterberg+, C. A., Louie*, A. D., & Cromer, L. D. A qualitative investigation of attachment
    behaviors following military deployment.

  • Cromer, L. D., Douglas, A., Brown, L., & Davis*, A. Family communication about the holocaust and Jewish identity as predictors of historical losses.

  • Cromer, L. D., Freyd, J. J. & Zanotti*, D. Gender, sexism, and the influence of media: Impacts of believing child sexual abuse disclosures.

  • Cromer, L, D., Vasquez*, L., Gray*, M., & Freyd, J. J. Historical loss, acculturation, and childhood trauma in a diverse sample of American Indians.

  • Cromer, L. D., & Louie*, A. D. Pilot study of a cognitive behavioral approach to training
    executive functioning in kindergarteners.

  • Brief Report: Effectiveness of an Innovative Sleep Workshop for Elite Athletes. Journal of American College Health.
  • Zanotti*, D. C., Cromer, L. D., & Louie*, A. D. Family deployment preparedness, reintegration attitudes, and PTSD symptoms in military fathers with young children.

  • Louie*, A. D., Cromer, L. D., & Berry, J. O. Parenting Stress Scale: a review of a decade of research.

  • Kaier*, E., Vanasse+, R. & Cromer, L. D. Test-retest reliability of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale.

Instructor's Manuals

  • Fernandez, S.N., Cromer, L.D., Davis, J.L., Swopes, R., & Langston, T. (2013).Exposure, Relaxation, & Rescripting Therapy (ERRT-C): A Therapy for Chronic Nightmares in Trauma-Exposed Children. Therapy Manual, The University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice, Tulsa, OK.

Book Reviews

  • Cromer, L. D. (2006). Rebuilding attachments with traumatized children: Book review. Journal of Trauma Practice, 5, 76-79.

  • Miller, A.*, & Cromer, L. D. (2014). Book review of PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Other

  • Cromer, L.D. & Newman, E. (2011). Commentary on “Research Ethics in Victimization Studies; Widening the lens.
    Violence Against Women, 17, 1536-1548. doi:10.1177/1077801211436365

  • Cromer, L. D., Louie*, A. D., Jean-Vertus J., & Kaier*, E. Executive Function & Regulation
    Trainer’s Manual. Unpublished manual.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study
  • Diversity, Ethics, Law, and Clinical Practice
  • Developmental Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Psychology of Women/APA Division 35
  • Division of Trauma Psychology/APA Division 56
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Co-Director/Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity and Injustice at The University of Tulsa
  • Advisory Board/Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence
  • American Psychological Association

Awards & Honors

  • Most Valuable Professor (MVP) Award
  • Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology